Popful Mail Sega CD
Review by Kevin Oleniacz Working Designs RPG
Graphics: 7 Sound: 8 Gameplay: 6 Overall: 6

A prozine posed the question: “Is this an action game or an RPG?”. After defeating the game in only twelve hours (I did not rush through it), my answer is that it is a 90% ordinary platform/action contest with 10% of RPG sprinkled on top. You collect gold and upgrade armor and weapons but experience points, level class and character attributes - standard characteristics of any RPG - are not present. This is a linear quest and each area on the map must be conquered in a specific order, as there is no map exploration. There are some cool anime sequences between each of the five scenarios but some very silly dialogue with the levels themselves. Many of the bosses and mini bosses do not pose much of a challenge because safe spots are abundant. This is classified as an RPG for novices, but it is more of a platform challenge with a thin story line.


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